ILLINOIS ASTA

AWARDS

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Each year, IL ASTA members are recognized for their significant contributions to our profession. Since they are nominated by fellow IL ASTA colleagues, we need you to nominate deserving educators! Categories include: Outstanding School Teacher, Outstanding Studio Teacher, Outstanding Young Educator and Distinguished Service. Please remember – all nominees and nominators must be ASTA members. Nominations are due January 1, 2021.

Laura Plummer, Outstanding Classroom Teacher 2019-20 (image by Bradley Leeb Photography)

IL ASTA AWARD CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING CLASSROOM TEACHER

Awarded to a teacher in a school orchestra setting who has achieved and maintained excellence in their program or who has been extraordinarily successful in building a new program or revitalizing an existing one through the use of innovative teaching techniques, creative connections with the community, etc. Nominee must be an ASTA member.

OUTSTANDING STUDIO TEACHER

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching of strings in a private studio, university, or other setting where teaching takes place one-on-one.

OUTSTANDING EMERGING EDUCATOR

Awarded to a teacher in a school orchestra setting who has achieved and maintained excellence in their program or who has been extraordinarily successful in building a new program or revitalizing an existing one through the use of innovative teaching techniques, creative connections with the community, etc. Nominee must be an ASTA member.

IL ASTA distinguished service

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Awarded to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the string teaching profession through leadership, performance, teaching, or service over an extended period of time.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020-2021 AWARD WINNERS:

Distinguished Service Award: Noah Scott, Seman Violins

Outstanding School Teacher: Jennifer Baker-Mills, Marquardt School District 15

Outstanding Studio Teacher: Janina Ehrlich, Augustana College

Outstanding Emerging Educator: Cassie Ruiz, West Chicago School District 33

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